Position: Information Management Officer
Receiving Agency: OCHA
P Level: P3
Duration: 6 months
Location: Rzeszow, Poland
Languages: English fluency, Working knowledge of Russian/Ukrainian strongly desirable
The current deterioration in Ukraine is already having a devastating impact on people who are facing internal and external displacement, among a range of acute humanitarian protection and assistance needs. An OCHA
corporate emergency was declared on 26 February.
Although OCHA is surging IM support from internal resources, additional capacity is required to address the needs stemming from this emergency. Other OCHA offices will continue to provide surge and remote support as and when required, and the Country Office will revisit the staffing requirements and succession planning over
OCHA's role and key challenges
OCHA’s overall goal in Ukraine is to ensure the delivery of effective and principled humanitarian action that meets the needs of the most vulnerable people. To achieve this, OCHA supports the Humanitarian Coordinator and humanitarian partners in operational coordination, humanitarian financing, public information, humanitarian analysis, advocacy and information management. In its effort to help alleviate the suffering of the affected population and respond to some of the long-term consequences, OCHA established a presence in Kyiv shortly after the outbreak of the crisis in 2014. With the escalation of the crisis that started on 24 February 2022, the humanitarian needs will increase significantly in 2022, requiring a scale -up of the response and coordination.
Main Tasks and Duties
• Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools;
understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
• consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis.
• Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes;
• Support data analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews,
secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox.
• Data analysis provided in support of coordination and information products
• Assessment support provided
• Basic IM training is delivered to strengthen humanitarian partners engaged in the response.
Specific Required Skills
• Proficient in data management and data analysis
• Expert in Excel, data merging, cleaning, advance pivots required
• Statistics background desirable
• IM experience in a humanitarian emergency is required.
• Ability to travel in remote field locations often in challenging work environments
• Solid communication and people skills
• Capacity to train others
• Creativity to find solutions to IM problems.
• Ability to plan and organize both at an individual level and to organize offices and humanitarian partners.